Clontarf’s Mick McGrath scores a try against UCD. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Joey Carbery possesses the unruffled elegance of a bullfighter, nerveless, unflinching, agile in thought and deed, and a taunting (...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath passes three UCD players en route to scoring a try under the posts in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at  Castle Avenue in  Dublin. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Clontarf 25 UCD 12 Clontarf look the team to beat in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A playoffs after a well-judged 25-12 victory at home to UCD on (...)

  Belvedere’s James McKeown on his way to scoring the first try against St Michael’s College in the semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belvedere College v Cistercian College, Roscrea RDS, Sunday, 4pm Surely this is Belvedere’s year. Considering everything we have witnessed up to thi(...)

St Mary’s captain Trevor Brennan with his son Daniel after defeating Lansdowne in the club final in 2000. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

This weekend 15 years ago I played in arguably the last great all-Ireland club final. There were four British and Irish Lions, internationals, and out(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

St Mary’s David O’Connor  feels the impact of the tackle from UCD’s Tom Fletcher during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A, match at Templeville Road. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Terenure College were stunned into submission by Ballynahinch this afternoon as the Division 1A leaders were beaten 14-10(...)

Launching the Ulster Bank League season  at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin were Jonathan Slattery of Old Belvedere, Emmet McMahon of UCD, Ben Reilly of Clontarf, Kevin Sheahan of St Mary’s, John Fitzgerald of Dolphin and Aaron Kerins of Ballynahinch. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ulster Bank League has assured itself a fitting climax in line with all the other leagues in the world by reintroducing the concept of play-offs, (...)

Barbarians coach Mike Ruddock and Clontarf coach Andy Wood. “We will take it any way we get it. Thank goodness for Garryowen. We just knew that we had to win and hope that Garryowen would do us a favour,” said a delighted Wood following his team’s league title win. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After all of their near misses and bad luck, Clontarf finally got the break they needed to capture the Ulster(...)

Dungannon’s Paul Magee and UL’s Rory White during the Division 1B clash. UL-Bohs won 29-13.  Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Right-wing Michael McGrath crossed for a hat-trick of tries to help Clontarf secure a bonus-point 46-28 victory over Young Munster and maintain their (...)